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host: this is "dw news" from berlin. russia's track and filled athletic team is out of the olympics. the iaaf has confirmed a ban over russia because of doping. also coming up, a 94-year-old auschwitz guard faces justice. he is sentenced to five years in prison and what may be the last holocaust trial. and paying tribute to jo cox.
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political leaders visit the site where she was murdered on thursday. the prime minister says she represented democracy and tolerance. ♪ host: i am sarah kelly, welcome to the program. it looks like a giant is out of the olympics. the iaaf has upheld a ban on the russian federation, that means that track and filled athletes -- field athletes may not be able to compete. reporter: the moment that the sports world has been waiting for, the president of iaaf announced immigrants -- announcing the decision on the ban of athletes. >> the council was unanimous that russia had not met
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reinstatement conditions and that russian athletes could not credibly returned to international competition without undermining the confidence of their competitors and the public. reporter: the iaaf band athletes -- banned athletes from international competition last year. this came after reports of doping. an independent investigation panel has concluded that not enough has changed for the athletes to be reinstated. >> because the system in russisa has been tainted byy doping from the top level andnd down, wee cannnnot trust that what we cal, and people might call, reforms are really working. reporter: the iaaf stresses that some training outside of the
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system may be able to compete. they would have to do some as neutral athletes and not under the russian flag. host: there has been a lot of talk on social media about the van. -- ban. a former hurdler said that this was appropriate, saying that russia is a major nation, this has not happened lately and other nations are not far from banning as well. and another user, how happy am i to hear that russia was banned from the olympics. some other users say that they are being singled out and one person wrote, i feel like russia is unfairly targeted. and another young woman called for equal treatment for all of the sports teams, saying, i'm not against sanctions for russia, i am against the russian ban when everyone else -- that is hypocrisy. a german court has sentenced a
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former concentration camp guard to five years in jail. judges found that reinhold hanning was guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 170,000 prisoners in auschwitz. last holocaust trial. during the trial, he denied complicity in the murder of the prisoners, but he did apologize to victims. >> i am a 94-year-old -- the 94-year-old defendant appeared frail, avoiding eye contact with survivors. they wanted justice. at first, he was sililent. then he said he would make a written statement and surprisingly, he made a verbal apology. >> i deeply regret having belonged to a criminal organization that was responsible for the death of many people. i am ashamed i saw this injustice and just let it
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happen. i apologize absolutely and i am sincerely sorry. reporter: he did not deny the murders, but he continued to deny his personal responsibility. for many people, he said too little about how the death camp worked. for one survivor who lost his family at auschwitz, it was inconceivable. >> i am not angry. i am really not angry. i do not want him to go to jail, but he should say more. even just for the generation growing up today, the historical truth knows what happened in auschwitz. reporter: auschwitz, between 1942-19 five, more than one million people were murdered here. the court's recognition that this was organized with the division of f labor, was espepecially importantoror the survivors.
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in 2011, the case of concentration camp guard showed change. a german court ruled that the defendant did not personally commit murder to be guilty. the sentence, five years in prison. in july, 2015, a bookkeeper of postulates -- a bookkeeper of auschwitz was found guilty. his appeal is pending. and another child makes a belated -- and the trial of reinhold hanning makes a belated statement on auschwitz. host: and jo cox the target of an attack. authorities are looking at the mental health of the suspect, as well as links to right-wing extremism. meanwhile, the prime minister david cameron, has taken part in
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a vigil where the attack happened. reporter: political rivalries were swept aside as the british prime minister and conservative party leader, joint corbyn in paying tribute to jo cox in her northern constituency good -- constituency. the prime minister said that -- >> today our nation is shocked and today is a moment to think about some of the things that are so important about our country. thee fact that we should treasue and value our democracy, where members of parliament are in the public, accountable to the public, and available to the public, and that is how she died -- doing her job. >> she worked for campaigns, she was a campaign for human rights
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injustice all around the world. she was taken from us in a vile act. reporter: tributes also outside of the houses of parliament in london. the former charity worker was known for her deep political commitments. she was a strong advocate for refugees and embraced diversity. and she supported the continued membership of the eu. >> i did not know her, but -- everything that is country should stand for. >> i think like millions of people, they feel sad for what has happened. such a tragedy, such a young and passionate person, a lost to us. -- loss to us. reporter: jo cox was meeting constituents when she was attacked. there have been conflicting witness accounts, some say that the attacker shouted, britain first.
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a brother of the 52-year-old suspect later indicated that he may have been suffering from mental health problems. campaigning for the referendum for a possible exit from the eu has been temporarily suspended. for now, british politicians from all sides are united in their shock on this attack on democracy. host: tributes have also been streaming in on twitter, many remembering her as a tireless campaigner for everyday people. david cameron posted this image, the british flag at half mast as a mark of respect. the killing has affected those who did not know her. one woman wrote, i feel myself sobbing for a woman i never met. and another user shared an image of the public outpouring, a book of condolences as opened at a town hall. one message describes her as,
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our own princess diana. and the mayor of cologne, who herself was wounded in a similar attack last year, said that the debt of jo cox -- death of jo cox really pains me. other news, doctors without borders taking a stand against the european union. they have made no secret that they disagree with the migration policy. in particular, a deal with turkey to read -- return migrants ipo. now, they will reject all funding from the eu in protest. reporter: doctors without borders saving 140,000 margaret's -- migrants at sea. they are set on continuing the mission, but have decided to stop taking money from the european union. the organization says that the eu's policy is shameful. >> it is difficult for us to
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take money from an organization, to basically fix the problems they are creating somewhere else. it is a good stance and it will generate -- i am happy and proud. reporter: doctors without borders is particularly critical of the recent turkey deal. they say it is effectively trapping migrants in greece, for months. they say over the past 1.5 years , doctors have treated over 200,000 migrants in europe and on the mediterranean. other donations currently account for 90% of their fundining. a percentage that they are set on increasing. host: we will bring in the president of doctors without borders, in germany. can you walk us through what prompted your organization to stop receiving funding from the eu? >> we have been criticizing for
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a long time, the eu politics on migrants. the politics have prevented people from receiving the help they need. but now with the new turkey deal, we see a clear violation of humanitarian principles, where aid is dependent on political cooperation and that is something which we are definitely against. the principles that are core to our organization. host: you say you have been critical for some time, so why now? what is it that you want the eu to do now? >> the turning point was definitely the turkey deal, where people were stuck from receiving help and kept in turkey, where it was difficult for them to receive help. and the closest border with turkey, very close to syria, and people cannot escape the
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terrible situation there. we do not want the eu to follow a specific policy, we want the refugees who need help, to rereceive it and we think it isa response ability o of the eu too take their share in helping these people. host: we understand you receive 56 million euros from member states and that accounts for approximately 10% of the budget. will you have to reduce activities now? >> our decision was not based on financial calculations. it was based on what we think was necessary to do. we will have to focus on our private donors, strengthen our private income, and we will have to mobilize emergency funds, which we always need, not knowing what the emergency will be coming up. and we must cut down activities for the moment, but of course in the long term we have to see how we can compensate. host: and i to understand that
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you will begin a campaign to find alternate donors? >> the basis of our donors are private donors, over 90% of the money we spend come from individual people, those who give money to us independent from any obligation. so we try to strengthen these income sources, to be able to fulfilill our mission independently as we do. host: can you walk us through your work? what is it that doctors without borders does for the refugees? >> it depends on the situation. we work with refugees in syria, with refugees in turkey, greece, so obviously the needs are different. they start withh basic health care, vaccinations, but also with food supplies and blankets for the people, to ensure that they can survive.
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further up the route, where their life is not threatened directly, the mental health is important. host: the president of doctors without borders in germany, thank you. >> thank you. host: you are watching "dw news" and we will be back in a minute with the latest in the business world. ♪
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sarah: welcome back. our top story, the world athletic body, the iaaf has upheld a ban on russia because of doping. the decision means that track and field athletes may not be able to compete in the olympics that are less than two months away. and the iraqi prime minister says that falluja has been liberated. he said that the military had
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retaken the government buildings in the city and that only a few pockets of militants remain. this is the latest in a series of setbacks. the jihadists have also lost territitory in libya in recent weeks. this was the first city to fall to militants in 2014. and germany has vowed to provide humanitarian aid to tackle migration in europe. angela merkel has met with the president in berlin. he says that they were trying to curb the movement of people, but that the eu would have to help with the bill. reporter: a cooperation that helps both sides. at a meeting, he said that his country is determined to bear their share of the responsibility in the migration crisis. >> around 100,000 migrants travel through our country
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annually. we can try to solve the problem before they come to libya. reporter: it is currently in a difficult situation, a chaotic situation, and we should try to find a solution before the migrants arrive in libya. reportrter: but solutions are ao needed in this camp in the southeast of the country, a home to refugees s and displaced people. morehan 240,000 have been displaced. most blame the atrocities on boko haram. ties between the landlocked african nation and germany are strengthened partly to help combat the extremism and poverty. but also enhancing social and economic development in the country via paid and -- aid and trade could reduce the need for people to flee their homes. sarah: we are going to the
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business desk. hi daniel. reporter: iphone sales slowing and apple has now been told to stop selling their mobiles in beijing, this is because of a dispute on policy. the company's shares have fallen 2%, which has dragged down u.s. industry. apple says they will appeal the ruling. and in the big apple, covering the story -- what has the reaction been in the u.s.? reporter: there has been a lot of confusion, because first we had reports from the wall street journal that apple already is not selling iphones anymore in beijing, but that obviously was not your, because there are
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orders, but so far apple can still sell products. they are reacting negatively, losing by more than 2% in the friday session. and a lot is going on between the chinese regulators and apple that is not just for the iphone 6 but also with itunes, and as china is the second most important market, the company knows this is not a good development and this is causing concern. reporter: it is the end of the friday session, so what else has moved markets this week? does the brexit referendum have an effect? reporter: yes, that is also the top on the floor at the new york stock exchange, but it is interesting to see. nobody can tell what will happen next thursday, so there is not a big appetite for purchasing
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stocks at this point. on the other side, we did not see a lot of selling pressure, at least on wall street. for the week, they are down just 1%, so that is definitely not showing that there is a lot of fear in the market. but, not much to do before next thursday before we know what is going to happen. next week and that we will also get important numbers from the u.s. consumer retail sales, and consumer confidence, we should not forget the main driver for the u.s. economy is not trade with great britain, but it is domestic demand in the u.s. itself. reporter: thank you. the european union is extending sanctions imposed on crimea for another year. they were put in place after russia to the peninsula in 2014. ships will not be allowed to talk at the ports -- dock at
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the ports and cities will be prevented from exporting in the region. brussels is set to decide on whether to extend sanctions on russia has early as next week. and many economies in latin america are under severe strain, one of the reasons, the world economic forum is holding a separate meeting on latin america. politicians are keen to show investors that despite the political trouble, they are open for business. reporter: the numbers are small, but the method is clear, these protesters opposed the negotiations with rebel groups. they want to use the world economic forum as an opportunity to voice discontent. the president of colombia is keen to end the conflict that has spanned half a century and has claimed over 200,000 lives
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worldwide. he says that these will bring -- peace will bring prosperity. >> columbia is doing everything they can to improve infrastructure. 25 billion u.s. dollars will be invested in minute few years. reporter: columbia is among the biggest economies in latin america and many say that greater stability could drive rapid growth. and there have been positive signs from argentina. >> argentina is again attracting investors, that makes me happy. it will create jobs and reduce poverty. reporter: participants at the world economic forum in latin america are eager to et investors know that their economies are opening up. they want to make sure that there are enough jobs for the rapidly growing population. reporter: it has been 11 years
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since the artist christoph did his latest project. now he is at it again, letting people walk on water, literally. take a lock -- look. floating piers in italy, consisting of 220,0000 qubes -- cubes covered in yellow fabric. that fabric is made in germany. reporter: the machine working at breakneck speed. the artrtist required the fabric of the shade of the yellow dahlia. the tech company was given four months to manufacture 100,000 square meters. it is not the first time they have provided fabric for in our project, but each time e it provides a major image based. -- b boost. >> we never usually see the fabric again, so it is great we
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can participate in this huge project in italy. reporter: the company has over 1000 employees and a reputation for technical know-how. selecting the right fabric was no easy task. there were strict requirements. it had to be mold proof and fireproof, quite a challenge given that it had to float on water. last october, the material was shipped to another firm. there, it underwent processing. it is the c company's third t te participipating in a p project y the artist. ththe artist himself came for te tests on the pond. >> when you collaborate with the artist likely have done several times, he usually comes by. he is physically and mentally fit and he is passionate. his enthusiasm is infectious.
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this is usually the space where hot air balloons are prepared, but in recent weeks the workers have been sewing the fabric into panels. reporter: some of them had to be cut by custom-built machinery. and special cuts were made for the trees on the shore. the artist made it clear that precision and speed were essential. >> the sleepless nights are paying off and the clock is put -- cloth is put over the cubes as requested. some 200,000 of them are supporting the fabric on the water. the floating piers will be open until july 3. reporter: that wraps up the business news. sarah: thank you. before we go, we want to remind you of the top stories. the iaaf has upheld a ban on
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rush over allegations of state-sponsored doping. the decision means that some russian athletes may not be able to complete in -- compete in the olympics. do not forget, you can always watch as on the go. you will have access to all of the latest news around the world, plus push notifications. and you can use the app to send us photos and videos, and watch this program on live stream. ♪ sarah: thank you for watching. see you next time. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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tom: 1:00 p.m. in the french capital. fromre watching "live paris" on "france 24."i am tom burges watson. authorities are focusing on far right groups following the murder of mp jo cox. only small pockets of the islamic state group remain in falluja following a four-week campaign to liberate that city. rejecting funding from brussels, medical charity msf says it will reject all eu cash donations in protest of policy on migrants.

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